Like anyone with a disability, Ibby Piracha dreams of being treated like a normal person. But because he’s deaf, he’s faced with hardship each and every day. Most people don’t bother to learn sign language unless someone they know is deaf, which makes life tough for people with hearing impairments.

When Ibby walked into his local Starbucks recently, he was met with a moving surprise. The barista who serves him each morning handed him a slip of paper and started doing something amazing.

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Oh, I gotta love this place. Starbucks woman cashier, she wrote it to me and she knew I am deaf. I am surprised she…

Posted by Ibby Piracha on Friday, February 19, 2016

Instead of reading the order off of his phone like she usually does, she decided to communicate with him in sign language. She learned a few basic words and phrases to make her customer’s life a little bit easier, and to make him feel like he belonged. We could all learn something from her kindness and compassion.

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